Abandoned Shell

An ekphrastic poem

Abandoned Shell Station photo with overcast sky
Truck Stop Shell by Greg Clary

A forsaken altar
erected for the dying
energy gods still
stands bright against
tempestuous blight

Words offering comfort
cling to crumbling facades
A hint of the true cost paid
for temporary solace

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Mary Keating

Mary Keating

Poet, lawyer, disability advocate, wheelchair rider. Published in SFWP, Poetry for Ukraine, Scribes Micro Fiction, Wordgathering. Pushcart Prize nominee.